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Magazine Island

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0863
Includes Beaches:
riverway lagoon
State/Region:
QLD Townsville
Post Code:
4810
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ross river (east)  (1.2km) the strand  (2km) sandfly creek  (2.1km) kissing point  (2.9km) rowes bay  (4.5km)

Beach

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used by boats for access to the bay, the beach is not recommended for swimming owing to the tidal flats adjacent to the beach, boat traffic and strong tidal currents in the creek that parallels the beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Seawall Seawall

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 20/03/2009 13:25:23

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 02/05 Tue 03/05 Wed 04/05 Thu 05/05 Fri 06/05 Sat 07/05 Sun 08/05
    Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    18
    First Aids:
    200
    Preventative Actions:
    5942

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    Service Providers

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Thu, 05 May 10:00 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (5 km)


    Possible shower.
    26.30 °C
    E/19 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    28° 24° 28° 24° 28° 24° 28° 24° 28° 24° 29° 24°

    WATER

    27

    Issued at Thu, 05 May 14:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SE
      8 km/h
      0.2m
    • ENE
      17 km/h
      0.6m
    • ESE
      10 km/h
      0.3m
    • E
      17 km/h
      0.6m
    • ESE
      12 km/h
      0.6m
    • E
      21 km/h
      1m
    • ESE
      15 km/h
      0.8m
    • ENE
      17 km/h
      0.7m

    Townsville issued at Wed, 04 May 22:16

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Cape Bowling Green in the evening.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

    UV INDEX

    9



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      01:46
      0.78m
    • high
      07:31
      3.58m
    • low
      14:10
      0.38m
    • high
      20:14
      3.73m

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    Townsville issued at Thu, 05 May 22:22

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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